Rev. John Wade Culpepper1

Male, #57502, (circa 1924 - 7 Apr 2008)
Father*Elbert Dewey Culpepper2 (22 Apr 1897 - Apr 1969)
Mother*Edna Mae Frazier2 (5 Feb 1903 - Jul 1973)
Birth*circa 1924 He was born circa 1924 at Attala Co., Mississippi.2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 James and John was listed as a son in Elbert Dewey Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Attala Co., Mississippi.2 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(US Marines.)1 
Death of FatherApr 1969 His father Elbert Dewey Culpepper died in Apr 1969 at Florence, Rankin Co., Mississippi.3 
Death of MotherJul 1973 His mother Edna Mae Frazier died in Jul 1973 at Florence, Rankin Co., Mississippi.3 
Death*7 Apr 2008 He died at Richland, Rankin Co., Mississippi, on 7 Apr 2008.1 
Obituary*8 Apr 2008 John Wade Culpepper, 83, went to be with our Lord Monday, April 7, 2008 at Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland. Visitation is 5-8pm today at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services are 1:30pm Wednesday, April 9, 2008 in the funeral home chapel with burial in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.
     Mr. Culpepper was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp., having served in WWII and he retired from Baggett Steel Erection Co. He served as a minister for over thirty-eight years and pastored several churches including Wake Forrest Pentecostal Church in Thomastown in the 1950's and Plain Pentecostal Church in Richland. At the time of his death he was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Richland where he has served as a Sunday School teacher and youth minister. Mr. Culpepper was a very loving, caring and kind-hearted person. Over his life-time he reached out to many people in need and will be missed by all who knew him.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert Dewey Culpepper and Edna Mae Frazier Culpepper, and brother, James Norris Culpepper.
     Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Hiltara Lacey Culpepper of Richland; daughter Dorinda Holeman and husband Timothy (Bo) of Brandon; and grandsons Dexter Edward Holeman and wife Megan and Derek Wade Holeman and wife Jessica.
     Memorials may be made to First United Pentecostal Church, 122 McBride St., Richland, MS 39218.1 
Burial*9 Apr 2008 His body was interred on 9 Apr 2008 at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Gulfport, Harrison Co., Mississippi.1 


Hiltara Lacey
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008


  1. The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi.
    Obituary of John Wade Culpepper (#57502), published 8 Apr 2008.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 4-12, Page 5B, Beat 4, Sallis & Kosciusko Road, Attala Co., MS
    Rent Farm, Radio=N
    Deroy (Dewey) Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 32, md@ 24, MS/MS/MS, Farmer, General Farm, Vet=N
    Edna M Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 27, md@ 20, MS/MS/MS
    James N Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 7 4/12, sng, MS/MS/MS
    John W Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 5, sng, MS/MS/MS.
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at